@CONCORDIA Clausen Composition Performed at Inauguration
A composition by Dr. Ren Clausen, professor of music and conductor of The Concordia Choir, was performed at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 21.
The Lee University Festival Choir, Cleveland, T... Posted on 1/21/13 at 3:43 PM
AMERICAN RED CROSS MINN-KOTA REGION Red Cross Welcomes Honorary Chairman President Barack Obama
Since 1906, the American Red Cross has had as part of its structure an office of President. United States President Woodrow Wilson agreed to serve in this position in 1913, establishing a tradition f... Posted on 1/21/13 at 2:31 PM
NIE ROCKS! Reviewing inaugural history
Inaugurals are a mixture of pomp, festival and gravity, the American equivalent of a coronation. Their rituals are laden with symbols of national purpose, continuity and unity. For 220 years, they hav... Posted on 1/21/13 at 10:02 AM
They marched on through frostbite and exhaustion. They ignored the flu and the scrutiny of television cameras as they belted out their peppy version of “Yankee Doodle.” And they summoned their sharpest sound for President Barack Obama – even though he had his back turned.
NEW YORK - Three news agencies refused to distribute White House-provided photos of President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Wednesday, arguing that access should have been provided to news photographers.
WASHINGTON – The walls in the West Wing are oddly bare, the Oval Office still looks like it did during the Bush years, and advisers to the president are just trying to get their e-mail working. But let there be no doubt: This is now Barack Obama’s White House.
WASHINGTON – In a first-day whirlwind, President Barack Obama showcased efforts to revive the economy on Wednesday, summoned top military officials to the White House to chart a new course in Iraq and eased into the daunting thicket of Middle East diplomacy.
They marched on through frostbite and exhaustion. They ignored the flu and the scrutiny of television cameras as they belted out their peppy version of the “Yankee Doodle.” And they summoned their sharpest sound for President Barack Obama – even though he had his back turned.
President Barack Obama’s eloquent inauguration speech Tuesday was an inspiring affirmation of the American character and a pragmatic challenge. He spoke of the nation’s enduring promise, but cautioned that tough times ahead will exact a price from every American.
ATLANTA – As she watched Barack Obama descend the steps of the U.S. Capitol to be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, 107-year-old Ann Nixon Cooper leaned forward in her seat, grinned and let out a contented sigh.
Errin Haines, Associated Press
, January 21, 2009
LONDON – The arrival of a new American president triggered joy and jubilation Tuesday in a world made weary by warfare, recession and fear. Bulls and goats were slaughtered for feasts in Kenya, toasts were offered at black-tie balls in Europe and shamans in Latin America chanted Barack Obama’s name with reverence.
WASHINGTON – First lady Michelle Obama wore a sparkling yellow sheath dress with matching coat by Cuban-born American designer Isabel Toledo for the inauguration of her husband, a choice many applauded as a cheerful message of hope and a vote for the American fashion industry.
History wasn’t lost on today’s youth as Fargo-Moorhead students – from elementary schools to college campuses – tuned in with millions of other Americans on Tuesday to witness President Barack Obama’s inauguration.
By Amy Dalrymple, Kim Winnegge, Mike Nowatzki and Kelly Smith
, January 21, 2009
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